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Strange, I've done this several times without such outcome. hdparm --security-help hdparm --security-set-pass NULL /dev/my_ssd hdparm --security-erase NULL /dev/my_ssd Usually they drop their data instantly and then are working as a new devices. And hdparm will refuse to send erase command without setting NULL or any password first. Do you actually see ...


No. Since the drive is damaged, it has bad sectors and all I/O operations fail on those bad sectors. chkdsk can only repair logical filesystem issues, not physical issues.

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